Harvard University has announced that Susan Shallcross Swartz, an artist and social and environmental activist, and her husband, James R. Swartz, AB '64, have donated $10 million to Harvard Divinity School.
On January 10, 2013, John S. Wilson (MTS '81, EdM '82, EdD '85; executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; incoming president of Morehouse College) shared reflections on his experiences as a leader in federal government service
Karen Tse, MDiv '00, walked into a prison in the African nation of Burundi and found children: an 8-year-old boy tossed into jail for stealing a mobile phone; 12-year-old girls imprisoned for "sex crimes"; a 2-year old girl who had spent most of her short life behind bars with her mother
The annual Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality was presented on December 6 by Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, Princeton University, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Journal of Law and Religion presented its 15th annual Lifetime Achievement Award to William A. Graham, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, at the journal's 21st annual symposium.
Graham, whose scholarly work has focused on early Islamic religious history and textual traditions and problems in the history of world religion, served as dean of Harvard Divinity School from 2002 to 2012.